The poker championship everyone is talking about right now is the PokerStars Festival which is currently taking place in Dublin. The High Roller event is probably the most discussed one and it surely provided tons of professional game and entertainment over the weekend. The main names in the poker tournament were Max Silver and Fraser MacIntyre, providing an exciting game for everyone.
The leaders in the €2,200 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em High Roller event were the players with biggest chip stacks who undoubtedly dominated the felt at the tournament. Around the time of the bubble burst, they were the leading players and they somehow managed to meet again in a heads-up duel for the big prize, the trophy and the first place on the leaderboard. The winner in the High Roller was going to lay their hands on €45,350, which is a high aim able to motivate anyone. The rather massive trophy had to find its new owner and, there was a chance that it had to travel all the way from Dublin to Scotland if MacIntyre was to win it.
Fast-Paced Poker Game on a Professional Level
Regency Hotel is the proud host of the poker festival and the High Roller event took place there. It commenced on the 30th September and it continued well into the 1st October, which was also the last day of the PokerStars Festival. The game was intriguing and fast-paced, eventually cutting down the players to only five. This is when Silver found himself short in stacks and the temporary leading position went to Helio Bandeira. He had his hands on as much as 40 percent of the total chip count for the day. However, a chance presented itself and Silver climbed back on the horse with the help of two kings on the flop, granting him with the 1.5 million in chips. This was about half of the chips in play.
At that time MacIntyre was down to 330,000-worth chip stack, while Silver was going strong with the 1,8 million until a fortunate turn of events let MacIntyre get some of Silver’s fortune. The rapid-fire game eventually led to the heads-up duel between the two most active players in the High Roller event. Entering it, SIlver was the leader with as much as 1.57 million stacks. Both of the players are well-known names in the poker world and the heads-up duel seemed very promising. The chances and good hands kept coming Silver’s way and he became the winner of the tournament.
This is the second time he has won the big prize in the city, the first time being the UKIPT1 Main Event in September 2010. His wife was at the High Roller event to congratulate him and it became known that the player’s family is expecting their first child. This meant that this might be the last big tournament for this fall, in which Silver participates, until the PokerStars Championship Prague which will take place this December.